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Central Christian College of Kansas

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Strayer University

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Saybrook University

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Independence University

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Southern New Hampshire University

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ECPI University

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Liberty University

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Capella University

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How Can I Find the College Admission Percentage for a School?

As part of the process of looking into colleges, you may decide to look up the admission percentages for each school you are considering. In looking for this type of information, you have several different resources that you can use, such as college websites, newspapers, organization websites and government websites.

College Admission Percentages from College Websites or Admissions Offices

A college website may be the simplest way to find admissions information for a particular school. Most schools maintain a website that includes information on their current year's admissions. Typically, admissions information is found in the admissions department section of the school's website. If information is not presented online, you can also call the school and request admissions statistics.

For example, Stanford University provides statistics for their current freshman class that includes the number of applicants and the number of admitted students (www.stanford.edu). In 2015, the freshmen class at Stanford had 42,497 applicants, with 2,140 (5%) being admitted into the college.

Vanderbilt is another example of a school that publishes admissions information on its website. In 2015, Vanderbilt had 31,464 first-year applicants, with 3,674 (11.7%) of those being admitted to the school (www.vanderbilt.edu).

Important Facts About College Programs

Degree Levels Associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees available
Prerequisites Varies, depending upon intended degree and institution of enrollment; associate and bachelor degree programs typically require a high school diploma, or equivalent
Concentrations Advertising, homeland security and emergency preparedness, computer science, information systems, real estate, cinema, English, history
Online Availability Online programs available

Publications, Newspapers or Organizations

Other sources you can use to gather admissions information about colleges include a publication, newspaper or organization. A publication, such as the U.S. News & World Report, may have special sections where information is reported about colleges, including admissions information. Newspapers, such as The Washington Post, may offer articles about college admissions that provide information and links to outside sources for admissions information.

Organizations, typically education-related, may also be a source for college admissions information. For example, The Center for Public Education provided an article discussing the trends in college admissions and addressing common myths about the admissions process (www.centerforpubliceducation.org). Another organization that has provided college admissions information in the past is the National Association for College Admission Counseling (www.nacacnet.org).

Government Sources

Government websites may also provide information about college admissions or provide links to sites where such information is available. For example, the National Center for Education Statistics, a division of the U.S. Department of Education, offers the College Navigator research tool (nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator). Here, applicants can research by the school's name and get information on the total number of applicants, the percentage admitted and how many actually enrolled. Other data provided, like SAT and ACT scores and tuition costs, could help students narrow down their choices.